How design rip-offs are hurting Australia's small clothing manufacturers Posted Tucked away in a back street of the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick, Dale Cornell's business is one of the few remaining players in Australia's rapidly shrinking clothing manufacturing industry. His double-storey building looks like it could be a bikie club from the outside, but inside it is stacked with rolls of exquisite fabrics and designs. The top floor also houses a huge screen-printing machine, and downstairs is an expansive cutting table along with half a dozen industrial sewing machines humming away. Dale Cornell cuts an imposing figure, yet is softly spoken as he talks about his years as a manufacturer, designer and screen printer. "It's a hard industry, we specialise in new brands, [my business] New Model Beauty Queen has been doing that for getting onto 20 years now," he told the ABC.
Think about this if you’re worried that you might never find ’The One’ We came across this provocative, but very interesting and insightful article. Take a look — it might give you some new ideas about one of the most important questions any of us ever has to grapple with. ’...What if you peered into a fortune ball right now — this very second, today — and saw with indisputable clarity that you were never going to meet the love of your life? That’s a sad thing that I’m asking you to think of, I’m aware. You’ve been hoping to meet “The One“ for a while now — or at least someone half-decent who you can deal with for the rest of your life. New Domestic Violence Research Compilation - acfc False allegations of abuse are commonplace in divorce. Known by such names as the ‘nuclear option’ or the ‘silver bullet technique,’ false allegations are a quick way to gain the upper hand in child custody actions. Some of the most vocal opponents of Shared Parenting are domestic violence focused organizations.
5 Top Travel Photography Trends Obsessed with travel photography and want to know what the latest travel trends are? Look no further. As proud sponsors of the EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards we at GoEuro had the pleasure of hearing expert advice. Photo credit – EyeEm From each end of the creative spectrum, from a Conceptual Artist to a Gif Artist, with famous photographers and editors in between Just before the stroke of 12:30pm, the crowd of blossoming photographers began descending into the red curtains and took their seat in the regal theater of Heimathafen, Berlin. Photo exhibition proving Emperor Hirohito's 'humanity' after Japan's defeat opens in Tokyo An exhibition of photos showing Emperor Hirohito in his daily life in late 1945 soon after the end of World War II, some of which ran in newspapers to disprove his divine status, opened in Tokyo on Dec. 1. The exhibition, at the JCII Photo Salon in Chiyoda Ward, is titled, “Yamahata Shogyoku ga Mita Showa Tenno—Sessho kara Shocho made” (Emperor Showa seen by Shogyoku Yamahata—from regent to symbol). Some of the photos were published in Japanese newspapers on Jan. 1, 1946, as part of the stories about Hirohito’s “Humanity Declaration” in his New Year's statement, in which he denied his divinity. They were also carried in the popular U.S. photo magazine Life and other publications. The photographs of Hirohito, posthumously known as Emperor Showa, were taken by Shogyoku Yamahata (1887-1963), a contract cameraman of the then Imperial Household Ministry. The exhibition is displaying about 70 photos donated by Yamahata's grandchild.
Online 'pirates' ripping off Australian designers, prompting calls for 'urgent' law update Updated Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek. Video: Protecting your designs (Lateline) Emerging Australian fashion designers are being run out of business by cheap overseas knock-offs and industry experts say the laws protecting them are in urgent need of updating. Key points: Emerging designers say they feel helpless to fight against cheap knock-offsDesign lawyers say the laws to protect them are costly and out of dateIndustry leaders warn the industry is at a "crossroad" and something needs to change
Alain de Botton questions what we think we know about love - ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler Philosopher Alain de Botton confronts some romantic notions about falling in love and living happily ever after. Philosopher Alain de Botton wrote his Essays on Love in his early 20s. Now he's returned to the subject, with a novel that challenges many assumptions about falling in love and what comes next. Alain says most 'love stories' are about the start of love and our romantic notions may actually work against the relationship. Further information and listening Listen to Richard's conversation with Alain de Botton from 2014 on our need for news Alain de Botton
Domestic violence against men hits record levels as numbers treble in past decade DOMESTIC violence against men has trebled in the past decade, shocking official figures reveal. A record 5,640 wives and girlfriends were convicted of assaulting their male partners last year — up from 1,850 in 2007. Getty Images Canada, Colombia and NORTH WALES are the best places to visit next year For those who are already dreaming of next year's holiday but find themselves overwhelmed by a deluge of exotic options, help is at hand from the experts at Lonely Planet. The travel guide company has published its list of the top places to visit in 2017 with Canada crowned the most desirable spot followed by Colombia. For best value Nepal tops the list while the opportunity for adventure travel in North Wales places it high on the best regions list. Published every October, the list predicts the hottest trends, destinations and experiences, highlighting the top ten countries, cities, regions and best value destinations for the months ahead. The Lonely Planet Traveller 2017 guide presents Canada as the top country to visit thanks to its beautiful scenery, friendly locals and a weak Canadian dollar Toronto named one of the world's most scenic airport approaches
A speech by Prince Harry at the South African Wildlife College, Kruger National Park, South Africa Thank you everyone for the warm welcome here this morning. As someone who cares deeply about conservation, Africa and the protection of endangered animals, I look up to rangers with a huge amount of respect, knowing the hardships you face on a daily basis. This summer I was able to spend several months working with you and your peers here at Kruger and in places across southern Africa. My love of Africa has never been any secret – it’s just been a huge part of my private life.
Knock-offs, pitfalls and start-ups: Alex Perry on Australia's fashion industry Updated Leading Australian designer Alex Perry says people thought he was mad when he started out in the fashion business, but he is the first to admit he has no idea how anyone could make it in today's world. We spoke to the fashion guru about his thoughts on the state of the industry, dealing with knock-offs and his advice to help the future of Australia's design industry.
The Wizard of Oz as a Parable, by Lillian Firestone The Wizard of Oz (MGM Studios, 1939) What makes the Wizard of Oz an iconic American tale that has entered into the language? Some expressions are so well known they need no further explanation, as for example “You’re not in Kansas anymore”. According to author Steve Adams in his searching new study The Wizard of Oz as a Parable, it is an allegorical tale of the soul’s journey along the spiritual path, which in the story is called “the yellow brick road”. In Buddhism it’s called “the middle path”. Our recognition of the symbolism, whether conscious or unconscious may point to the reason the story of Oz has been translated into virtually a hundred languages and into plays, movies and various retellings.
Breaking the Science: 71% of Children Killed by One Parent are Killed by Their Mothers; 60% of Victims are Boys By Mark B. Rosenthal July 23, 2008 In 1994, Susan Smith's murder of her sons Michael and Alex made national headlines for months. Best Courses in Photography 2017 Advertising enters the eye. Images, brands or posters are the first assault the consumer to get their attention and capture their interest, even before the message itself. And they are in the hands of the art director. [+] Best Course Studies in Photography 2017. Advertising enters the eye. Images, brands or posters are the first assault the consumer to get their attention and capture their interest, even before the message itself.